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Circus dossenus
Named By: Stors L. Olson & Helen F. James in 1991
Time Period: Unavailable
Location: The Hawaiian Islands of Oahu - Barbers Point, and Molokai - Moomomi dunes
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Carnivore/Insectivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains of two individuals
Classification: | Chordata | Aves | Falconiformes | Accipitridae |

The wood harrier or mime harrier (Circus dossenus) is an extinct bird of prey which lived in Hawaii during the Holocene. This small, short-winged harrier inhabited the forests of Molokai and Oahu where it presumably hunted for small birds and insects.

Read more about Circus dossenus at Wikipedia
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